Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NATURE NOTES - frogs again

"Why", you ask?
Aside form an intrinsic love of all of the flora and fauna around our home, frogs are particularly interesting because they are a 'bioindicator'. Their permeable skin makes them susceptible to environmental stresses and a healthy frog population is a good sign of general environmental health.

Once again I found them in our 4 foot deep window well and once again I came to the rescue with a bucket and some string.  Two frogs this time, both of which I released into our Daylilies since at the very lest it they will keep them shaded while we are experiencing some very hot days.
 
He (she?) may not exactly have been smiling but I feel pretty certain it was much happier in this shot as it started to make its way into the dark, cool, insect-filled world of the daylilies.


8 comments:

  1. Oh thank you for rescuing them. I do have a passion for amphibian conservation and am always happy to see a happy frog or toad.. Thank you for linking in this week Derek... Michelle

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  2. that's a very colorful frog, great addition to the garden....

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    1. I am glad to see them multiple times over the summer. I guess they are finding what they need here...

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  3. Always liked frogs, but didn't know they were an indication of a good garden environment:)

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    1. Yes, it makes them susceptible to many chemical contaminants poor things.

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  4. What a great looking frog! One of the few animals that really does look like its picture book version!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. I had not thought of that Stewart, but you are right!

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